Am i entitled to redundancy during transfer period

By opting to help retrain new staff, will I lose my redundancy if I dont stay

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My job has been put at risk of compulsory redundancy as the role is moving to another location, in 2 wk consultation until 28/6 and then redundant.  I have been asked if I would stay on for 6 months to help, carry on job whilst new team recruited, train the new team and transfer knowledge with a bonus at the end of 6 months.  So I could be made redundant on 28/6 or consider the 6mths transfer knowledge  I have asked what happens if I find a job outside of the company during the 6 mths, will I be entitled to the redundancy?   If I accept the offer of training the new staff. I have been told I must complete the 6 months to get the redundancy payment, is this usually/correct?  I dont have all the details of whats involved during 6 months, when they will have recruited, where the training will take place so worried it might not work out once Ive accepted as its a big task.  Can they extend the period beyond 6 months if staff not trained up?

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By clive boorman
20th Jun 2018 12:50

Hi there, yes it does seem right that if you opt to take the extension and then leave during those 6 months that you aren't entitled to redundancy because effectively you are resigning while you still have a job. You could ask whether they would be an option to have a months trial period in those 6 months and if you don't like it, you can then opt to take redundancy instead.

You could also ask for a clause that allows you to leave by redundancy after 6 months regardless of other circumstances. Ask politely and see how it goes. Hope you can get it sorted.

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